Asked if Khashoggi's murder ruined Saudi's reputation in the world, Barrack replied with laughter before attributing the public's outrage at killing the US for a lack of understanding of the Western rule of law.
As long as you do not make my guest Ritz, Barrack quipped, before starting to answer CNN's Becky Anderson question at the Milken Institute's MENA Summit in Abu Dhabi.
"I think the problem with the Khashoggi incident is the same Western problems that the East, which existed from Sykes – Picoto, do not understand. So the West is confused that the rule of law – it does not understand what the rule of law is in the Kingdom, "he added.
Barack did not explain what he meant "the former Ritz guest", but the comment was a reference to the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh. At the end, it was transformed into a high-ranking Saudi Arabian prison, transformed into a kingdom of anti-corruption.
. Although Barrack did not talk about the royal prince Mohammed Bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, he praised the kingdom's economic vision as a young great "leader" before trying to justify Khashoggi.
"Whatever happened in Saudi Arabia, the atrocities in America are equal or worse than the atrocities in Saudi Arabia. Cruelty in any autocratic country is dictated by the rule of law, ”he said.
"So that we can dictate what we think is a moral code when we have a young man in a regime that tries to push himself in 2030, I think this is a mistake," Barrack added.
Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Lankford told CNN John Berman on Wednesday that Barrack's comments were unacceptable.
"There is never a time for you to kill a journalist abroad, to destroy them and to take your body that somehow is justified," Lankford said.
"It is never justifiable and it is not equivalent to anything that happened in the United States, where we stood up for the free press," he added.
Barrack issued a statement on Wednesday, in which he apologized for "because I did not explain at the time I think the murder is condemned."
"I think some bad actions cannot be interpreted as a failure in the 40-year-old region I I can assure you that the rule of law and monarchies in the Middle East are misleading to the West, and support for change and the rule of law is very important because it has changed a lot, "he added.
"I love America and am a product of American freedom, American leadership, and American dream. I always believed and believe that the United States is the largest country in the world, but our history and our policy in the Middle East was sometimes confusing. I think we, as a nation, are constantly working to lead by example, and I think we are still doing it, ”Barrack said.
Barack, executive president of real estate investment trust Colony NorthStar is a short business partner who has helped raise funds to support short political ambitions and publicly defended president
. In the Republican National Convention he said that Short is one of his closest friends, and described it as "good enough, sufficiently heavy, reasonably intelligent, and sufficiently experienced" to win the presidency.
The Times also reported that Barrack had raised more than $ 7 billion. US Dollar investment, because Trump won the Republican nomination and received 24% of this amount from the United Arab Emirates or Saudi Arabia. The report notes that Barak's company did not disclose the names of its investors.
In October, Barrack was one of the top executives and US officials who left the Future Investment Initiative Summit in Saudi Arabia.
. However, the administration was of the opinion that smoking is not a weapon linking Salman with murder, contributing in part to intelligence and the nature of the case. The agency's level of confidence in its findings, which are presented to the political leaders, does not, however, give rise to conclusions
Barrack was also Chairman of the Short-Formation Committee, who was brought to federal prosecution this month.
The large-scale summons of the Manhattan US Law Firm requires the Committee to transmit documents related to almost any donor or donor, participant in a committee event, documents related to legal claims related to donations, and even "" possibility of donation of foreign nationals " Barak was not named in the call and was not asked on Tuesday.
Barack's comments on Khashoggi come when legislators are trying to push for greater pressure in the White House afterwards when the administration failed to respond adequately to the Congressional deadline for the President to determine whether bin Salman was responsible for the murder and whether sanctions would be imposed on him
Sen. Bob Menendez, the Democrat of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, reported to CNN on Monday that he was working with South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham to "keep the foot of administration in fire" in Saudi Arabia for the murder of a Washington Post journalist.
Graham said he and Menendez would "take appropriate action" to order a bill on the presidential table and called Khashoggi a murder "barbaric without admission".
"We believe that the Crown Prince – MBS – has no hands in this area. He could not do without his knowledge and approvals, and we are going to take appropriate action, he added.
Last week, senior administrative officer CNN reported that "the president has the discretion to refuse to act in response to Congressional requests.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also sent letters to Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Jam Risch, Idaho Republican, and New Jersey Menendez, who appeared on administrative issues
Risch told CNN on Wednesday that he was happy with Trump's response, but this opinion does not support the other key committee leaders, Capitol Hill.
"The answer I received was totally inappropriate. It was about half a page and it didn't comply with the law. I think it is important that not only American people and policy makers know what happened, how we look at our policy on Saudi Arabia, but also the world at large, ”said the Republican Parliament on Wednesday.
"I met a blogger's wife who had been in prison for a long time. The Khashoggi incident was a brutal murder and murder. We have great hope that this crown prince will move forward, but his rhetoric must be consistent with his actions,
CNN Manu Raju, Nicole Gaouette, Erin Burnett, Erica Orden, Gloria Borger and Caroline Kelly have contributed to the reports